Bournemouth's duo YOOFS aren't quite an RIP status yet, thank goodness. But while on somewhat on a leave of absence, singer Michael Dent is out there on his lonesome as his new project, Outlaw Boogie . continue reading >>
Outlaw indeed. It's a good thing he makes us all boogie, eh? When we first wrote about him we didn't really know who he was, but he sounded so damn fine we couldn't help but write about him. Then came the official PR and it turned out he was Michael-James Dent who used to be in the very-good band Yoofs and there was an EP all ready to go (which you can listen to here ). Then we found him in our [...]
Cougar writer Thom offers his top ten albums for our Top albums of 2012 feature. Chairlift -'Something' Included in the Cougar Microbes albums of 2012 here. WHY? -'Mumps, ETC' Included in the Cougar Microbes albums of 2012 here. Passion Pit - 'Gossamer' Included in the Cougar Microbes albums of 2012 here. Django Django -'Django Django' Included in the Cougar Microbes albums of 2012 here. Jack White - 'Blunderpuss' Included [...] The post Cougar Microbes Writer Picks 2012: Thom appeared first on Cougar Microbes .
Words by Tom Dickinson Scandinavian pop outfit, Young Dreams, give us yet another delightful single from upcoming debut ‘ Between Places ’ and, yes, I know it’s early but it has got to be in contention for best-in-genre that 2013 could offer. Reeking of positivity and enthusiasm ‘ First Days of Something ’ is a jingle-jangle of poppy guitar riffs, harmonizing backing vocals and a rosy outlook one can’t help but enjoy. The single is available digitally, with three remixes as of February 5th and we can expect the album to drop early [...]
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I have a blast photographing home tour posts, and last year I had the camera turned around on my own home for my friend Mattie's blog. (Can you believe I kept it clean long enough to get through every room?) Some of my favorite shots of my place are below, and you can view the entire post at Somethings . >>------> I made a Dia De Los Muertos display in our window for Halloween, and we decided [...]
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Xmas on the Dance Floor In 2006 my Christmas single tradition started thanks to a collaboration with Swedish electronica artist Sophie Rimheden . Sophie was one of the artists who contributed to my album Street of Dreamix , a remixed version of my second album Street of Dreams that was released that same year. Sophie and I decided to write a Christmas single together, doing something different from what we usually do. So we wrote and recorded "Xmas on the Dance Floor" a [...]
Chairlift have released demo versions of some tracks off of their indie pop album "Something." An album that is sure to be on our list of top albums has only gotten better with these demos. We really wish more artist will give us demo versions of their songs. Chairlift might be on to something (pun intended).
A-ma-nae-mo-ne-sia. He tenido que comprobar que lo había puesto bien, y mira que este año lo he visto escrito en el iTunes, con la de veces que habré escuchado esta canción. El caso es que el grupo estadounidense Chairlift decidió bautizar así a una de las pistas de su " Something ", y aunque en teoría no significa nada, la canción es tan chula que lo acabas coreando como si fuera una cosa importantísima y cargada de significado. A Chairlift los descubrí un poco tarde, cuando el furor que despertó " Bruises " en los medios, al que [...]
Yesterday's good highlighted some of the year's best debuts, which makes today the perfect opportunity to highlight tracks from some of 20122s most impressive sophomore efforts. I can only imagine how difficult it is to follow up a debut album, especially when the sophomore release is in high demand. The bands below most definitely avoided the dreaded "sophomore slump", none better so than The xx. Coexist was my most anticipated release of the year and it exceeding all of expectations. Easily my favorite album of the year. And like yesterday's good, the tracks below are a very small [...]
magnets have out a new double A Side “Doe”/”Ghosting” that are ready to make your ears quite happy. “Doe” is a epic piece of post-rock, sprinkled with falsetto-filled harmonies. The ladder would have easily fit it the last Bon Iver record, and been some of the best moments on that. This is a serious beauty, one that requires multiple listens to appreciate all of it’s genius. “Ghosting” is more about haunting atmospherics that slowly creep up on you and rock you into a state of terror. Then 58 seconds in, the whole complex turns into making the catchiest [...]
Now that I've run down my 50 favorite songs of the year, it's time to move onto my Top 25 Albums of 2012 . I easily could have listed 50 here, too, but I realized that half of those would have been albums that I only listen to when I'm in a particular mood. In other words, they're not immediately accessible, and that to me knocks them down a notch. So, if you're looking for 25 releases that you can immediately dive into and love, this is the place to be. Enjoy. [...]
That's right folks, in our tradition of giving you 2 albums a year, it's that time again... Ladies and gentlemen, it is our proudest of pleasures to present to you our 6th studio album: The Most Peculiar Thing . And for one day & one day only - 12.21.2012 - this album will be made free for the world. On this day - when Mayan calenders predict the world will be ending - put the url " dbrs.bandcamp.com " into your browser and download this new album for free! No strings attached! Just [...]
All photography by Melissa Scheinberg Parklife taught me two very important things about Chairlift : 1.) Front woman Caroline Polacheck is an incredible performer - gorgeous, too and 2.) These guys are way more than just "Bruises" . Ever since leaving their performance, I've been constantly kicking myself for not listening to the band's latest effort, Something , sooner. 2012 has thus far been such a great year for music, and some quality albums just slipped by... But enough about that: [...]
Chairlift “I Belong In Your Arms (Japanese Version)” I've been busy these past few weeks, so several things I wanted to post about have slipped through my fingers. I've decided I don't care if I'm behind the rest of the music blogosphere because late is better than never. There isn't anything I can really say about the Eric Epstein directed video for staring lead singer Caroline Polachek that would be effective as just watching it yourself. "I [...]
Over 10 years, the scrappy, all-volunteer affair that is the Independent Film Festival of Boston has grown into a bona fide destination event. It’s got the guest filmmakers and long lines of ticketholders to prove it. With the energetic festival atmosphere comes a headiness that can alter response to the individual selections. This is especially so at Sundance, where high altitude enhances the effect, spawning a long list of films that win big distribution deals but don’t click with general audiences, but I’ve seen this effect at work from Cleveland to Tribeca. [...]
Chairlift is celebrating the Japanese release of their latest LP, Something , in the best way possible: with an ultra-cheesy, karaoke-inspired video for “I Belong In Your Arms.” Directed by Eric Epstein and Chairlift’s own Caroline Polacheck, the piece features inexplicable massive floating ladders and an assortment of poorly rendered Romanesque colonnades. The track's lyrics have been translated into Japanese for the listening pleasure of the band's far eastern audience, so if you’d like to hear Ms. Polacheck sing in some good old fashioned English you can stream the original below. [...]
Are we surprised Caroline Polacheck can sing in Japanese? Maybe, but thirty seconds into watching the Japanese version of Charlift's video for "I Belong In Your Arms," it's easy to forget you ever believed the contrary. Quickly, the focus falls on understanding the phantasmagorical landscape background (which exists somewhere between a Magritte painting and the original 1982 version of Tron ), appreciating bassist Patrick Wimberly's commitment to head bobbing, and ogling Polacheck's hair. But you know what? It works; by the end, our feet are taping and our mouths trying to lip sync words we cannot even [...]
Off of the brilliant album Something comes Chairlift 's latest single "I Belong In Your Arms." If you've ever been wanting to brush up on your Japanese this clip should inspire you to do so. Caroline Polacheck continues to truly amaze us. Watch the international version in full. LP is available now.